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Published: 20 December 2021
Examination of Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) States of Students Who Study at the School of Physical Education and Sports in Terms of Some Variables
Mehmet Ali Ceyhan, Zekai Çakir
School University Faculty of Sports Sciences, Bayburt, Turkey
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Keywords: Education, Physical Education, Student, FOMO, Social Media, Social Media Addiction, Computer
The aim of this study is to examine the frequency rate of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) in both male and female students under some variables. Social media platforms which became an inseparable part of daily life have caused individuals to spend more time in the virtual world. From Sports Sciences, a total of 465 students (274 males and 191 females) who study in different departments and who are in different grades have participated in the present study which is pretty limited availably in Turkish in the literature. In the research, "Fear of Missing Out in Social Settings Scale" the Turkish version that is adapted by (Gökler et al., 2016) of the scale “Motivational, emotional, and behavioral correlates of fear of missing out" which is developed by (Przybylski, 2013) was used as a data collection tool. In the present study, statistical analysis of data has been performed through SPSS 26 program, t-tests, and One Way ANOVA tests. According to T-test results of FOMO averages based on sex, no significant difference has been found. It has been established that students who are not engaged in any sports activity (X=4.05) have a higher rate of FOMO on social media as compared to those who play sports (X=2.95), it has been established that students who check their phones right after they wake up (X=3.70) and students who spend time with their phones before sleeping (X=3.75) have higher FOMO averages as compared to those who don't check (X=3.40) or spend time with their phones(X=3,42). A significant difference has been detected (p>0.05). According to One Way ANOVA Post-toc tests which were based on daily social media usage durations and departments of the students. No significant difference has been established FOMO levels of students based on the grade they are in and the number of social media they own.
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